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Operations Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

Employer
The Wine Group
Location
Calwa, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Aug 11, 2022

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Administration/Operations
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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JOB SUMMARY

Under the direction of a multi-site Plant Manager, the Operations Environmental Health and Safety Specialist reports to the Plant Manager and conducts a variety of environmental and safety activities, reporting, and data analysis/entry functions in support of multi-facility regulatory compliance assignments. Assists in the management of site-specific regulatory permit programs and communicates with regulatory agencies. Helps in managing safety and environmental contractors and consultants and coordinates with the Corporate EHS Department for program management.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Support Plant Management and the company's EHS Department with all aspects of regulatory compliance and program management
Manage environmental and safety projects with internal staff and external contractors/consultants at individual sites including review and interpretation of compliance data
Manage permit activities associated with but not exclusive to USEPA, OSHA, CalEPA, CalOSHA, Local Air Pollution Control Districts, Regional and State Water Resources Control Boards, County Environmental Health Agencies, FDA
Work directly with plant personnel to manage permits including, but not limited to: Waste Discharge Requirements, Supply Water Permits, Title V and Non-Title V Air Permits, RMP/PSM/CalARP, Hazardous Material and Waste Facility Registrations, Refrigerant Management Program
Ensure timely completion of activities and tasks assigned through the company EHS Management System
Assist in managing and maintaining the current and accurate condition of regulatory documentation
Assist in the preparation and submittal of regulatory reports
Attend and assist sites, as needed and available, with both internal and external EHS audits
Assist site management in the application and management of wastewater land application areas
Work with and direct contracted water system operators to ensure permit compliance is maintained
Work with management teams to identify, develop, and implement continuous improvement projects applicable to both regulatory and operational improvements
Assist in leading internal safety improvement teams and initiatives
Conduct re-occurring internal safety program audits and inspections
Stay current with laws and regulations set forth by State, Local, and Federal Agencies as it relates to Environmental Health and Safety
Analyze, interpret, and understand laws and regulations enacted by State, Local, and Federal Agencies, its impact on company's operations and provide recommendations to implement lawful and cost-effective compliance
Gather in-field data from multiple facilities and compile into one central location
Attend, participate and represent our company in government or private committees and industry groups in the process of formulating balanced laws and regulations affecting environmental matters
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree in environmental sciences/management and health and safety or related field (engineering, public health)
Must be 18 or older at the time of hire
1+ years' experience in the EHS field
Must have a strong commitment to workplace safety programs and policies
Must be able to read, fully comprehend, and implement requirements of laws, regulations, and technical documents
Skilled in effectively communicating in oral and written form with all internal and external individuals
Skilled in technical data analysis and report writing
Skilled in the use of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint at an intermediate level.
Must be willing to continue to upgrade professional competence by attending appropriate seminars, meetings, and trainings
Support and model all company procedures and policies
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with attention to detail
Demonstrated reliability and punctuality, work effectively in team/crew environment, adherence to all safety regulations and operating procedures
Must have interpersonal skills to deal with Plant Workers, Plant Management, Company Management, and Regulators
Ability to travel frequently between facilities, industry meeting, and events
Prioritize while able to adapt to changing priorities

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
Able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
Working environment has exposure to both indoors and outdoors and related warehouse/production equipment and associated noise levels
Ability to perform tasks requiring bending, stooping, standing, and in a warehouse/production environment

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship

At The Wine Group, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to an environment of mutual respect, diversity, and inclusion. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristic protected by law.
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